Georgian Defence Forces to be involved in vaccination process amid surge of Covid-19

  • The Georgian government imposed a three-week-long coronavirus restrictions from August 14 and September 4 to curb the spread of the virus on August 12. Photo: Rustavi2.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 16 Aug 2021 - 18:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Defence Forces will be involved in the vaccination process for its effective implementation to combat the surge of coronavirus, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has ordered earlier today. 

Military doctors and mobile groups will join the immunisation process in Georgia. 

The Georgian Defence Ministry stated that it donated hundreds of beds to the Georgian Health Ministry in two different locations of the Dighomi and Samgori districts of Tbilisi.

A field hospital for 500 Covid-19 patients will open in the Didi Digomi where military doctors will serve the patients, Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze stated. 

Georgian citizens are able to vaccinate without prior registration in the capital Tbilisi, eastern region Mtskheta, western town Zugdidi and Georgia's black sea region of Adjara. 

The Georgian government imposed a three-week-long coronavirus restrictions from August 14 and September 4 to curb the spread of the virus on August 12.

More than 50,000 people are currently infected with the coronavirus. 

A total of 567,810 people have been vaccinated only once in Georgia and 238,871 have been fully vaccinated. 

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